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AS 106 - The Solar System and Extra-Solar Planets

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This course, for non-science majors needing a lab-science credit, is an introduction to the solar system and comparative planetology. It covers the seasons, lunar phases, eclipses, ancient astronomy, the foundations of science, solar system models through history, Newton’s laws of motion and gravity, the Sun, the planets and moons of our solar system, solar system debris, the theories of the formation of the solar system, the discovery and observation of extra-solar planets, and the possibility of life on other worlds. Four hours lecture, two hours lab.



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